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IT’S OFFICIAL: Court declares IPOB members ‘terrorists’
The Federal High Court in Abuja has officially declared the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organisation.
The declaration was contained in a court document signed by Babatunde Adejoro Ashafa, the Registrar of the court, following an application filed by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation.
Bankole Omisore, the Special Assistant to Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, shared the documents via his Twitter handle on Wednesday.
It read in part: “An order of this Honourable Court declaring that the activities of the Respondent (Indigenous People of Biafra) in any part of Nigeria especially in the South–East and South–South Regions of Nigeria amount to acts of terrorism and illegality.
“An order restraining any person or group of persons from participating in any manner whatsoever in any form of activities involving or concerning the prosecuting of the collective intention or otherwise of the Respondent either in groups or as individual by whatever names they are called and publishing same in the official gazette and two (2) National Dailies.
“An order restraining any person or group of persons from participating in any manner whatsoever in any form of activities involving or concerning the prosecution of the collective intention or otherwise of the Respondent (Indigenous People of Biafra) under any other name or platform however called or described is granted.”